This week’s original photo was taken by Cee Neuner. She hosts several weekly photo challenges herself. Go over to her site and check them out. Here’s her original photo:
First, when I opened the file in the RAW converter, I decided to keep the settings that came with the photo.
Then I cropped the photo just a bit to put the bush’s trunk more to the far left of the image.
Then I created a new layer and removed the background from it, leaving only the bush in the new layer. I lightened the top layer and darkened the bottom one.
Lastly, I used a feathered eraser to soften the edges of the bush so that it isn’t as obvious that it’s been “PhotoShoped”, and here is the final image.
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